In 2016, Jane noticed she was leaning towards the left when driving her car. She pursued medical attention, which identified a brain tumor. Jane immediately reached out to Mass General. After one call to the International Patient Center, Jane was ready to start treatment at Mass General.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center
30 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
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Dr. Shih's research interests are in clinical and translational efforts to improve the care and quality of life of brain tumor patients. Specifically, she works to better define the role of radiation therapy. One subspecialty interest is proton therapy and improving our understanding and use of this technology. Another interest is in understanding the effects of ionizing radiation on normal tissues, primarily the brain, and how best to reduce the risk of radiation-associated injury. Yet another area of interest is understanding the effects of drug addictions on the brain and developing more effective and curative therapies.
Select recent work:
Sanford NN, Yeap BY, Larvie M, Daartz J, Munzenrider JE, Liebsch NJ, Fullerton B, Pan E, Loeffler JS, Shih HA. Prospective, randomized study of radiation dose escalation with combined proton-photon therapy for benign meningiomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017;99(4):787-796
Kim D, Niemierko A, Hwang WL, Stemmer-Rachamimov AO, Curry WT, Barker FG 2nd, Martuza RL, Oh KS, Loeffler JS, Shih HA. Histopathologic prognostic factors of recurrence following surgery and radiation therapy for atypical and malignant meningiomas. J Neurosurg. 2018;128(4):1123-1132
Shih HA, Sherman JC, Nachtigall LB, Colvin MK, Fullerton BC, Daartz J, Winrich BK, Batchelor TT, Thornton LT, Mancuso SM, Saums MK, Oh KS, Curry WT, Loeffler JS, Yeap BY. Proton therapy for low-grade gliomas: Results from a prospective trial. Cancer. 2015;121(10):1712-1719
Schapira E, Hubbeling H, Yeap BY, Mehan WA, Shaw AT, Oh K, Gainor JF, Shih HA. Improved overall survival and locoregional disease control with concurrent PD-1 pathway inhibitors and stereotactic radiosurgery for lung cancer patients with brain metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018;101(3):624-629
Rahman RM, Cortes A, Niemierko A, Oh K, Flaherty KT, Lawrence DP, Sullivan RJ, Shih HA. The impact of timing of immunotherapy with cranial irradiation in melanoma patients with brain metastases: Intracranial progression, survival and toxicity. J Neurooncol. 2018;138(2):299-306